This torn paper earth craft is a great craft to make for Earth Day – we always seem to have scraps of paper hanging around or if your kids have done a drawing on coloured paper which they don’t want to keep then you could re-use that, with their permission of course! In this post I’ll be sharing how you can get the free earth template we’ve used as well as what the benefits of tearing paper are and some more easy and fun Earth crafts for kids.
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Why Try Tearing Paper Crafts?
Tearing paper is a great crafting idea to try with kids as it can help promote their fine motor skills activity. The OT Toolbox is written by Colleen who is a trained Occupational Therapist and she has a great article about torn paper art which explains all the benefits of it as well as why fine motor skills are so important for kids.
Torn Paper Earth Craft
To make this craft the first thing you’ll need is a copy of our printable Earth template, it’s free for personal or school / preschool use so go and grab as many copies as you’d like, we’ve also got some more ideas there of how you could use it.
The next thing to do is cover your Earth with glue. I did a quick experiment with this and PVA / school glue held the paper a lot better than the traditional glue stick style ones. Next tear up your paper, if you don’t have any green or blue paper you could do this instead as a paper collage earth looking for those colours in old comics or magazines.
Tear the paper up and then stick the green pieces onto the land areas and the blue pieces onto the sea. Older children will obviously be a bit more accurate with this than younger ones but the most important thing here is to have fun!
Enjoyed making your Earth Craft? Why not try out some of the ones below too?
Easy Earth Crafts for Kids
These stained glass earth suncatchers look great displayed in windows and are another great idea for fine motor skills too!
This paper plate earth craft is a great way to get another use out of old bubble wrap.
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